Assistive technology in the public schools

  • M. Shannon McCord
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 860)


Providing assistive technology and/or augmentative communication devi ces to students with disabilities ranging from severe cognitive delays to orthopedic handicaps can drastically increase their ability to participate to their potential in the public school system and improve self-esteem at the same time. Our Special Education Local Plan Area has established a new lab to facilitate exposing as amany students as possible to the latest technology and to provide a space for training the entire team that works with the students including the family.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Shannon McCord
    • 1
  1. 1.Special Education DepartmentPajaro Valley Unified School DistrictWatsonvilleUSA

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